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Black Country Ring Canal Boat Holidays

A guide to the Black Country Ring and narrowboat hire on the Black Country Ring

Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.

The Black Country Ring itself:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 75.281 miles, 79 locks, 3 movable bridges and 1.5 tunnels. Which will take 6 days, 4 hours and 25 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Departure Point: Stone, Staffordshire  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 94.931 miles, 91 locks, 3 movable bridges and 1.5 tunnels. Which will take 8 days, 0 hours and 40 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

The Black Country Ring offers a great mix of industrial heritage, modern developments and tranquil countryside. From the hustle and bustle of Birmingham to the wildlife haven of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal: the Black Country Ring will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Places of interest on the Black Country Ring

Places to visit & highlights on the canal itself

Puppy Green Aqueduct
Pheonix Marine Services
Aldersley Junction
Coseley Tunnel
Autherley Junction
The Wolseley Centre
Bromford Canal Junction
Stafford Visitor Moorings
Wildwood Park
Shugborough Estate
The River Trent
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Bham and Fazely Canal
Gas Hall
Alexandra Park Field
Birmingham Convention Quarter
Hunts Lock
Canal Side
Broad Street Tunnel
Ryland Aqueduct

Top Rated Pubs And Restaurants On to Near the Canal

The Anchor Inn
Pitcher & Piano
Canalside Cafe
Swan Inn
The Wolf
Indian Brewery
The Plough Inn
Saint Caffe
The Plum Pudding
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill
The Shakespeare
Fox & Anchor
The Alchemist
The Wolseley Centre
Otto Pizza
The Distillery

*Canal side places powered by foursquare

Further reading and learning about the Black Country Ring



Useful youtube videos covering some or all of this route.

Please note: These are independent youtube video, and not affiliated with or endorsing our business Roam&Roost Canal Boat Holidays

Hire Boats for the Black Country Ring.

Below you'll see the available hire narrowboats for this route.
Click here to search the boats for the Black Country Ring to find prices and availability for your holiday dates

Not sure if the Black Country Ring is for you?

Take a look at some of our other routes in this area
Braunston to Birmingham via short Circular Route "The frying pan"

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